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#1 rattymouse

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 13:27

Hi GPL racers! I despareately want to get back into GPL. I raced it long ago when it first came out. Now I want to race again! However, I need A LOT of help as now I run a Mac Book Pro and not a PC. I have a 2.53 ghz CoreDuo with a 9400M NVIDA integrated card. Can I run GPL on this computer? IF yes, HOW?? Do I have to run windows on it? I thought I read somewhere that windows was not needed. Something called WINE or WHINE.

Please help me get back into a Lotus 49!!



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#2 Hairpin

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 14:19

You could try CrossOver, it is a more user friendly version of Wine. It is a Commercial product, but there is a 30 day trial so you can see if it works at all before messing with the open source version. Or simply buy it.
http://www.codeweave...oducts/cxgames/

Let me know if you manage to get it working, I also feel a bit of "longing" for GPL :)

#3 rattymouse

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 22:28

You could try CrossOver, it is a more user friendly version of Wine. It is a Commercial product, but there is a 30 day trial so you can see if it works at all before messing with the open source version. Or simply buy it.
http://www.codeweave...oducts/cxgames/

Let me know if you manage to get it working, I also feel a bit of "longing" for GPL :)



I am afraid that I need a bit of help understanding all of this stuff as I am not too savy about it. Can you or anyone help me understand WINE better? How exactly does it work?

Many many thanks!.

#4 Raido

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 03:08

Hey Rattymouse,

CrossOver is in many ways the easiest of the WINE-based virtualisers for Mac OS X. In others you have to install Windows XP first, but in this one you don't; you just let it designate what they call a 'bottle', a dedicated XP mini-environment, into which you then let your DX 9.0c and GPL installers rip. It should run GPL ok (it certainly does rFactor, which is much 'heavier').
In any case, I ran GPL (via Cider) on a Mac as well, so it does work, the 9400M is plenty ok for everything but the heaviest of tracks and full fields of AI.

Regards, Rudy
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#5 rattymouse

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 07:18

Hey Rattymouse,

CrossOver is in many ways the easiest of the WINE-based virtualisers for Mac OS X. In others you have to install Windows XP first, but in this one you don't; you just let it designate what they call a 'bottle', a dedicated XP mini-environment, into which you then let your DX 9.0c and GPL installers rip. It should run GPL ok (it certainly does rFactor, which is much 'heavier').
In any case, I ran GPL (via Cider) on a Mac as well, so it does work, the 9400M is plenty ok for everything but the heaviest of tracks and full fields of AI.

Regards, Rudy
(GPLRank: -40)



Thank you for your reply. Can you clarify a bit for me? With Crossover, do I need to install Windows on my Mac?

What does " then let your DX 9.0c and GPL installers rip" mean?

Sorry to be so dense but this is **all** new to me. I am grateful for your help.